For example, before there was your wedding day (if you've gotten married), there was the day of the proposal. Before that, there was the day you "knew" that you had found the right one. Still before that came the day you met the man you married. And even before that came the day you learned what love looked like. And that day, which may not stand out immediately in your memory at first, is a very important day.
This week's assignment is to write about the day that brings about something else. Pick one of the major life experiences you've already written about and work backward to uncover the moment that you made the mental connection between an amorphous idea and what it would look like in real life that caused you to take the path leading to your life experience. As you explore that day, think especially about the following:
- What were you doing before you had your mental "awakening"?
- What did you see, smell, feel as you witnessed what changed your mind?
- What had you thought before (if anything)?
- How did this specific event influence your later experience?